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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-09-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,521
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I recently got a Pedego City Commuter. It fits...

I recently got a Pedego City Commuter. It fits some physical and technological requirements I wanted but Iíve not had it long enough to review. However, a bike rack that will handle two bikes at the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-23-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 20,784
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Based upon my experience and observations those...

Based upon my experience and observations those lines, (both yellow and white), seem to be just suggestions for all manner of drivers... ;)
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,081
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I added some of these LEDs on a strip lights...

I added some of these LEDs on a strip lights also. They were what I think is pretty inexpensive (and probably cheap too), but I've had good luck with them so far and prefer the soft indirect light...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-02-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
A LOC (Line Of Credit) on a home and a LOC (not...

A LOC (Line Of Credit) on a home and a LOC (not sure of the term in this case) on an investment account. Both typically have floating interest rates typically tied to the Fed and on the investment...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 03-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Seems to be working again... :thumb::goodjob:

Seems to be working again... :thumb::goodjob:
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 03-26-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Copy feature not working

The 'Copy' feature is not working for me either. It was just a day or two ago. Must be a new feature (that it doesn't work anymore, :goodjob:)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,396
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
DJI Spark

I fly a DJI Spark. Along with a few accessories (remote, extra battery) it is in your price point. I generally fly it with either an iPhone or an iPad using the remote as more options are available...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I sold a 2008 Monaco Monarch 30í class A gas MoHo...

I sold a 2008 Monaco Monarch 30í class A gas MoHo after purchasing it new and owning it about 5 years. I advertised here, RVTrader and the local Craigslist. The purchaser was from the Craigslist...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,977
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Unless maybe you are buying a Boeing 767 (or...

Unless maybe you are buying a Boeing 767 (or another similar plane), this seem like more sales BS. Could be though, the salesperson is aspiring to work as a commercial airplane salesperson...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 27,128
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I use it all the time: cleaning, inspecting,...

I use it all the time: cleaning, inspecting, maintenance, insuring debris does not affect slide toppers, etc. As far as the liability BS, I think if that were the case, Home Depot would not sell...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-20-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,288
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Anywhere from 50 to 200 miles per day and we try...

Anywhere from 50 to 200 miles per day and we try to not do many one night stops. This fall, from our home near Seattle, WA (our normal summer spot) to Tucson, AZ (our normal wintering spot) it took...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-29-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,266
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
inspection?! 😏

inspection?! 😏
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-22-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,493
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Smallest (Length) / Auto / 4 Down / LTE 5,000 lbs

For us it was a basic 2 door Jeep Wrangler 4x4 automatic. We have towed a Honda CRV auto 4 down also. Honda CRV automatics used to be towable four down until a few years ago, but they are longer...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-21-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,005
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Always on except in heavy stop and go traffic

Always on except in heavy stop and go traffic
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,290
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I purchased a used 2015 Newmar 3436 about two...

I purchased a used 2015 Newmar 3436 about two years ago. I live near Seattle, WA and the seller was in Colorado Springs, CO. In general, this is how the transaction worked and some of the decision...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,853
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
First Motorhome, looking at used

I purchased a used 2015 Newmar 3436 about two years ago. I live near Seattle, WA and the seller was in Colorado Springs, CO. In general, this is how the transaction worked and some of the decision...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-11-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,462
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Dish because we can shut it down when we are not...

Dish because we can shut it down when we are not using the MoHo.
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-25-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Yes, everything seems to be just fine. Thanks for...

Yes, everything seems to be just fine. Thanks for xfering those trips back over the to appropriate site. Thanks!
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-23-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Yes, thanks for the head's up though. Figured out...

Yes, thanks for the head's up though. Figured out what the issues are, but have yet to get it resolved. 1) I was in the beta test program and doing all my planning via that URL, when the new release...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 08-22-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
PayPal Renewal Issues?

On August 08, 2017 I made a subscription renewal payment via PayPal, but as of 08/22/2017 I can no longer login and a message saying I need to renew is displayed.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-22-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
We were able to do that. We had two models, (a...

We were able to do that. We had two models, (a Newmar 3436 and a Winnebago Journey 36M), of recent vintage, (2-5 years), we would be okay with and wanted to purchase it from a private party. We then...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-22-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,818
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I lock one on each slide as each slide has one...

I lock one on each slide as each slide has one that is difficult to see, lock/unlock, and confirm its position. The ones I do lock can be visually inspected for its position and, except one, are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-06-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Same here, we have used Auburn / Kent Valley RV...

Same here, we have used Auburn / Kent Valley RV and were satisfied, (albeit a bit out of the way for us, and use the nearby KOA to stage our visits there). We use Brazel's for the chassis, engine and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-26-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,573
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I addressed the issue this way... ...

I addressed the issue this way...

https://www.irv2.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=164475&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1496960969
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-09-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 115,972
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
All the trips I'd been working on recently seem...

All the trips I'd been working on recently seem to be gone and the trips now showing are past ones that I thought I had deleted. Maybe the DB has been restored to a previous state?

UPDATE: Now my...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-08-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Added Fans And Shelving To TV Cabinet

Attached is a foto is of the shelving unit I made for the TV Cabinet above the pilot's seat. The Dish TV DVR unit was getting so hot on the top of it, one could not touch it so... I added a couple AC...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-29-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Gas vs Diesel vs Cleaner TOAD

Towing the same TOAD behind an class A diesel pusher seems to leave it dirtier than when towed it was towed behind a class A gas rig of about the same length. I assume due to the diesel's slightly...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-11-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I was just about ready to replace the standard...

I was just about ready to replace the standard antenna with one of these. After reading this thread, I'll wait for news the problems are resolved.

Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-30-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Re-Arranged Electrical Bay On Newmar Ventana LE 3436

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The electrical bay on our current MoHo was a small and crowded, I suppose a consequence of a DP at a shortish 34'. I wanted to add 'inline' power protection as opposed to the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-28-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Freightliner responded that since this was not...

Freightliner responded that since this was not their system, (it is TRW's), unless Freightliner were to do further engineering analysis and study Freightliner could not 'officially' respond in the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-28-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Is Safe-T-Plus Compatable With Comfort-Drive

I have a Newmar Freightliner chassis with Comfort-Drive.

The Safe-T-Plus product was recommended to me by a service center I've used for servicing my prior motor home, (and also had one installed...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 03-14-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 115,972
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Lacks Some Standard Windows Functionality And Drag / Drop of Stops Fails

Using MSFT Edge:

1) Drag and drop to re-arrange stops does not work when there are several stops and scrolling is required, (like with 15 stops).

2) When one highlights a stop and the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-09-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,362
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Where is the Cable TV hook up on exterior?

On our 2015 3436 it is in the exterior electrical cord area. There is/was a white hinged box on the back wall, near the bottom, on the left... ('was' on ours as that and the 120 electrical outlet...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-24-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
An additional thought on inverters... I have seen...

An additional thought on inverters... I have seen that when they do fail, the symptoms can be very difficult to ascertain... One friend only saw that the refrigerator would not work, replaced the...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-24-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I can't think of any legal way... On the bright...

I can't think of any legal way... On the bright side, the three day waiting period has probably saved a couple more lives?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-24-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
1) Both battery banks charge when I am plugged...

1) Both battery banks charge when I am plugged in. 2) Do not know how the inverter works. 3) Replaced the house batteries with Interstate batteries, the chassis batteries are still the original.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-22-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 230,095
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Changed the single filter system to a dual system...

Changed the single filter system to a dual system (with a pressure regulator)... 152740152742
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-21-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
There is always 'some' drain on both the house...

There is always 'some' drain on both the house and chassis batteries, even when the house battery disconnect switch is activated, (on ours, a 2015 VLDP 3436, it is above and in front of the copilot...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-20-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ....

Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ. https://mim.org/
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-18-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 230,095
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Exterior Cat Cage - For Any MoHo

This is a simple fold up cat cage attachment I came up with for our last MoHo, but could be adapted to many (albeit, not the newer style windows). The cage can be any fold up wire cage that can...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-17-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
And what PDR John said too...

And what PDR John said too...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-17-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
What DrPhil said...

What DrPhil said...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-14-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 28,342
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
We tow a 2005 Mini Cooper S 4 down...

We tow a 2005 Mini Cooper S 4 down...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-14-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Brake Buddy Customer Service ... A+

I've had a Brake Buddy Vantage Select since 2009. I lost a part to it (a rubber pad) and called them to get a replacement. They readily sent me one free of charge. My kind of customer service!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-11-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
151570 Ours folds up square and is stored in...

151570

Ours folds up square and is stored in one of the white trays (halved 6" plastic pipe)
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-08-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,485
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I am replacing our current ATS and pedestal...

I am replacing our current ATS and pedestal attached Surge Guard with this unit. 1) I prefer the least amount of connections possible between the shore power pedestal and the motor home power...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-06-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,739
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
We currently use a SurgeGuard 44270 (portable...

We currently use a SurgeGuard 44270 (portable unit) and have the Newmar supplied Progressive Dynamics PD52 Automatic Transfer Switch. I wanted to go to a hardwired SurgeGuard 34560 but space in this...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-06-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
I did this on our 2015 Ventana LE 3436. The...

I did this on our 2015 Ventana LE 3436. The plastic lense just flexes a bit if I remember right. The burned out bulb 'was' a tungsetn bulb. I replaced it with an LED with the same base (generally I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-06-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
We have had no issues with ours...

We have had no issues with ours...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-06-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Ceratto's Grotto
Slide (Inside) Gasket / Weatherstripping Photos

Hi,

Would few people please share a photo of what their slide's inside gasket and/or weatherstripping looks like, in particular the 2015 Ventana LE 3436. I'd think (I know, that could be a...
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